Joseph "Alvis" Aiken

 

Age: 87

 

Summary: maternal grandfather of pop singer and former American Idol contestant Clay Aiken who was known as Papa to thousands of fans through the writing of his grandson and had spent most of his life in a rural North Carolina town, where he raised three children, including the star's mother Faye Parker.

 

 

Cause of Death: Natural causes

 

Born: February 5, 1922

 

Died: October 9, 2009

 

Location: Raleigh, North Carolina